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BAD BOYS 3 (2018): Film Gets New Title, Release Date

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Bad Boys 3 undergoes title and release date changes. The newest installment in the Bad Boys franchise will now be known by the name Bad Boys for Life and see release on January 12th, 2018.

The new title will be familiar to fans of the series as the motto of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence‘s characters in the previous films: “We ride together, we die together, bad boys for life.”

The decision to push the release date to 2018 marks the second time Bad Boys for Life has seen its release date changed. Initially, Sony Pictures intended to release the film on February 17th, 2017, but ended up moving it to June 2nd, 2017 and ultimately January 18th of the following year:

The original Bad Boys was released in 1995 and it grossed a relatively tame $65 million, but by the time Smith and Bay returned with Bad Boys II in 2003, they both were big enough names for a $46.5 million domestic opening (not bad for an R-rated film at that time) and a worldwide gross of $273 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer is expected to return as a producer, with a screenplay by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Sony also has Bad Boys 4 scheduled for July 3, 2019, although as with other ambitious sequels planned as two films like Mad Max: Fury Road and Independence Day: Resurgence, the two Bad Boys sequels may be folded into one before all is said and done.

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